What are some of the problems of tourism in Belize?
In Belize tourism brings in most of the income. During summer many tourists from all around
the world come to visit our beautiful country to enjoy the different thing we offer. Tourism is
great and helps our country it also bring new ideas to our country and people. Many of the
tourists visit our country to learn new things and also to teach us new things too. These are some
of benefits of tourism. Tourism, has a negative effect to the country of Belize and three main
negative effects are :
In today’s society we see tourists as if they are some kind of salvation but, we don't stop for a
moment and see the destructions they’ve caused. My step father is a tour guide and he says when
he takes a group of tourist out to go scuba diving he notices that many of ...view middle of the document...
They are taking over little by little buying as much as
they could. We Belizean prefer getting easy money for a land than working hard and cultivating
crops and fruits on it we look for the easiest way. The land that was once cherished that was
passed down from generation to generation is sold for a low price so we could get a little bit of
money. What we don’t know is that the tourist who buy it go back to the their country and sell it
for a move higher price. We are now being left homeless and start regretting selling the land
when it is too late . The foreigners now own large pieces of land in Belize, our country is going
to become like Alaska which was bought by the United States.
They have impact ours country really badly I go to placensia for Easter to have fun and enjoy a
short vacation. I would walk to the store to buy and on my way I would see
other people begging the tourists for some money and telling them all sort of lies which they
believe and would give the bagger money and promise to help them. My grandmother was
passing buy and someone confused thinking it was a tourist and asked her for money and my
grandmother looked back and said “I am 63 years old and I work for my money you are young
but lazy.” Which is true she harvest fruits and vegetable and takes them to the market every
Saturday. I would really be a shamed to be told that bay an elder person.
Tourism has help Belize a lot but few people know what bad things it does. Three main problems
of tourism are the destruction of nature by snatching pieces of corals. Also by buying over large
pieces of land that are given up so easily by people which is done by waving some cash back and
forth and letting them fall into hypnoses and making them do as they wish. Mainly getting
people to beg instead of getting up and finding a job .